The Lebanese National News Agency reported that an Israeli attack on southern Lebanon led to the death of a grandmother and her three grandchildren on Sunday. She added that the four were in a car that was hit by a drone. Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati denounced “the heinous crime committed by the Israeli enemy.”
The four victims are relatives of the Lebanese journalist Samir Ayoub: his sister and her three grandchildren. The National News Agency said that the children are 10, 12 and 14 years old. The journalist was driving a second car and was injured.
In response to this “brutal crime,” Hezbollah announced that it had fired rockets at Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel. Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati denounced “the heinous crime committed by the Israeli enemy.” His Foreign Minister, Abdullah Bou Habib, will raise the matter in the UN Security Council on Monday, according to what was reported on the X website (formerly Twitter) on Sunday evening.
An Israeli army spokesman said on Sunday evening that the army attacked Hezbollah targets in response to “the firing of an anti-tank missile that led to the death of an Israeli civilian.” The spokesman said that those targets included “vehicles” and a missile launcher.
In recent weeks, the Israeli-Lebanese border area has increasingly become the scene of mutual bombardment by the Israeli army and the pro-Iranian Hezbollah movement.
The National News Agency reported that four Lebanese aid workers were injured in an attack that occurred earlier in the day.
Since the attack launched by Hamas on Israel early last month, 81 people have been killed in Lebanon, according to an Agence France-Presse count. Among them are 11 civilians and 59 Hezbollah fighters. In Israel, 7 people were killed, 6 soldiers and 1 civilian.
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